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Heather Murdock
Currently VOA's Middle East correspondent based in Istanbul, Heather Murdock has been covering the Middle East and Africa since she began working as a foreign journalist in 2009. She has worked in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Nigeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Ethiopia and covered the European refugee crisis.
Heather has also worked with The Associated Press, The Christian Science Monitor, Bloomberg News, The Washington Times, CBS Evening News, CNN, PRI's The World, The New Statesman, GlobalPost, Radio France International, The Daily Beast and others.
She is the author of the memoir: “Everything is Possible in Yemen: The misadventures of a first time journalist in the Middle East” and an Associated Press Managing Editors "International Perspective" award recipient for stories from Yemen for The Washington Times.
In 2017, Heather was awarded the The David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award for her coverage of the battle with the Islamic State group in Iraq for VOA.
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SEPTEMBER 02, 2021
Turkey Steps Up Border Security to Thwart Afghan Refugees
AUGUST 31, 2021
Turkish Officials Say Deportation Centers Packed With Afghan Refugees
AUGUST 31, 2021
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AUGUST 17, 2021
Afghan Refugees Say Taliban's Moderate Stance Is Temporary
AUGUST 12, 2021
A Refugee's Choice: Die at Home or Suffer Abroad
AUGUST 11, 2021
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JULY 31, 2021
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JULY 07, 2021
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JULY 07, 2021
Hundreds of Women and Girls Brutalized by Soldiers in Tigray War
JUNE 23, 2021
Ethiopia Vote Concludes Amid Fresh Violence in Tigray
JUNE 23, 2021
Ethiopia’s Delayed Vote Concludes Amid Fresh Violence in Tigray
JUNE 21, 2021
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JUNE 20, 2021
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JUNE 20, 2021
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JUNE 17, 2021
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JUNE 17, 2021
Ethiopians Prepare for Elections amid Ongoing Conflict
JUNE 14, 2021
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JUNE 14, 2021
Ethiopian Holy City Reels in Tigray Crisis
JUNE 09, 2021
Tigray War Victims Buried in Mass Graves
JUNE 09, 2021
Residents Dig Mass Graves to Bury Tigray War Victims
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